UK terror threat level raised: As it happened

Key points

  • The UK's terror threat level has been raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria
  • Home Secretary Theresa May says the new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely" - but there is no intelligence to suggest one is "imminent"
  • PM David Cameron says Islamic State extremists pose a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before"
  • Mr Cameron announces new legislation to make it easier to take passports away from Britons travelling to join the conflicts

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  • Nick Eardley 
  • Gerry Holt 

Last updated 29 August 2014

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